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“The cultural context in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is just a reflection of how serious they are about reconciliation”-Yugembeh educator Ted Williams
The celebration of Indigenous culture in the programming of the Commonwealth Games is part of a historic decision taken by the Gold Coast Organising Committee (GOLDOC) to go beyond the sporting competition alone and use the games as a platform to...
'We are survivors, no amount of money could ever repair the past' -Luritja songwriter Pascoe Braun
In 2017 came the announcement of an $11 million dollar South Australian redress scheme for Stolen Generation's survivors as the first one of its kind established by any Australian state government. The terms of reference in the application for re...
“It is great that more than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kids are fully engaged in work and study but we are not going to rest on our laurels. We have to ensure that our people engage in studies and jobs that grow community."
The latest ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) report drawing from the 2016 census shows a positive trend in terms of Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes. The report reveals that more than half Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people a...

Tax Talk Segment - March 2018

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Teaching men how to be men

'A lot of our men are behind the eight ball in matters like domestic violence and high alcohol consumption. The only way some men understand the law is when they breach it and they find themselves in jail' Ken Lecthleiner Pangarta
Kurruna Mwarre Ingkintja–Good Spirit Men’s Place Research Project finished research inquiries earlier last month and delivered its final report in Alice Springs.
I think it is incumbent on the Parliament to make sure that there is a process that is followed through as a result of the enormous support to the whole Recognise and the Referendum Council dialogues.
The federal parliament has agreed to establish a Joint Select Committee tasked to inquire into and report on steps that can be taken to progress towards a successful referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition....
'NSWALC have put a set of principles on the table. They are not negotiable, that's the protection of who we are as Aboriginal people in NSW' 
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are holding a series of workshops in March 2018 for public consultation on the release of a draft Aboriginal Culture and Heritage Bill 2018. New South Wales is the only state in Australia that does not h...
'A well executed redress plan would assist Aboriginal Victorians and help lift them out of poverty and address the numerous social stresses that affect their daily lives.' The Stolen Generations Redress Victoria Discussion Paper 2017.
Victorian Stolen Generations survivors and their families welcome the announcement and the discussion of a Redress Scheme that is now on the table with the Victorian state government. The announcement was made by the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Se...
"The Aboriginal collection at the Vatican Museum is one of the most important outside Australia and it is the most visited at the Vatican Museum."  
'Australia: the Vatican Museum Indigenous collection has some of the earliest known documentations of Australian Indigenous culture.  The collection has been tallied for the first time in a recently released catalogue. ...

Nyalangi We'll see you again

"This Saltwater Story is important for everyone, especially those coming onto country so they learn and become part of our story so we can move and work together."
One of the oldest trade routes has been travelled in traditional canoes (Gundal) over the Australia Day weekend, highlighting the ancient connection of the Saltwater Story for the Goories of South East Queensland to the waterways of the Gold...
 Lucky Luke Curry Murri 13 shares his people's history, his story and music from his country in North West QLD.
Lucky Luke Curry Murri 13 talks to Kirstyn Lindsay about his people, country and more on what he writes about as a rapper who grew up with racism in the remote region of North West Queensland. The self taught Hip Hop artist describes challenges f...
Listen in to the NITV Radio Always Will Be Behind the Sunrise podcast in conversation with Christine Anu.
Behind the Sunrise is behind the scenes program in conversation with Christine Anu and produced by Belinda Miller for NITV Radio. The program looks into the career of Christine Anu, Co-host of the NITV Sunrise Ceremony simulcast at 06:30am on NIT...
'Under International law, it is considered torture if detainees are in solitary confinement for more than 15 days in a row. They need to be able to manage these children in way that does not offend International laws.'
Families of three Aboriginal youth detained in the Banksia Hill Detention Centre in Western Australia have come forward with allegations that their children may have been detained in conditions that breach International law and standards, classed...